Dr. Kim Williams, recent president of the American College of Cardiology, follows and vigorously recommends a vegan diet to both patients and other physicians for optimal health.
Are you following his advice?
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. It is also the number one cause of death among physicians and cardiologists, so unfortunately they are often not role models in healthy nutrition themselves.
But apart from his advice to not eat processed and refined foods, like cupcakes or sodas, Dr. Williams recommends not eating any animal products whatsoever, including fish, chicken, eggs and dairy.
For one thing, eating animal foods results in us having higher levels of TMAO, a substance that directly injures the lining of our blood vessels, making them more prone to develop atherosclerosis.
Dr. Williams has said that this one issue (TMAO), even without all of the other risks associated with eating animal foods, is, in his opinion, sufficient by itself to recommend 100% plant-based vegan diets.
Of course, there are MANY other health, environmental and moral reasons to completely abstain from eating animal foods.
But it’s also important to highlight and raise awareness that plant-based vegan diets are also very healthy and easy to follow.
You can watch our interview with Dr. Williams here: Interview with Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD